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  James II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
James consented to the marriage (1677) of his daughter Mary (later Mary II) to the Protestant prince of Orange (later William III), and the couple became the heirs presumptive, after James, to the English throne.
William of Orange was invited to England by Whig and Tory leaders.
James made an effort to restore himself by landing in Ireland in 1689 and leading his many Catholic followers there, but the effort failed at the battle of the Boyne (1690).
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 Luminarium Encyclopedia: King James II of England (1633-1701).
JAMES II, King of Great Britain and Ireland, second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, was born at St James's on the 15th of October 1633, and created Duke of York in January 1643.
Returning to England with Charles II in 1660 he was appointed Lord High Admiral and warden of the Cinque Ports.
James pretended to treat, and in the midst of the negotiations fled to France.
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 James II (of England) - MSN Encarta
James ruled his four kingdoms from the death of his brother Charles II in February 1685 until he lost his throne to his daughter and her husband, who invaded England in November 1688 and in February 1689 were crowned Mary II and William III.
James was born in London on October 14, 1633, the second surviving son of King Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria, the Roman Catholic daughter of King Louis XIII of France.
James spent most of the war at Oxford, the Royalist headquarters, but when his father capitulated to the English Parliamentarians in 1646, James was taken by the victors to London and, with his elder sister Mary and younger brother Henry, Duke of Gloucester, put in the charge of the Parliamentarian Earl of Northumberland.
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 James II (of England) - MSN Encarta
James II (of England) (1633-1701), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1685-1688).
James was born in London, the second surviving son of King Charles I and his consort, Henrietta Maria.
James' opponents were against the Roman Catholic succession and asked William of Orange, later William III, to take the English throne, thus touching off the Glorious Revolution.
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  James II (of England) - ninemsn Encarta
James ruled his four kingdoms from the death of his brother Charles II in February 1685 until he lost his throne to his daughter and her husband, who invaded England in November 1688 and in February 1689 were crowned Mary II and William III.
James was born in London on October 14, 1633, the second surviving son of King Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria, the Roman Catholic daughter of King Louis XIII of France.
James spent most of the war at Oxford, the Royalist headquarters, but when his father capitulated to the English Parliamentarians in 1646, James was taken by the victors to London and, with his elder sister Mary and younger brother Henry, Duke of Gloucester, put in the charge of the Parliamentarian Earl of Northumberland.
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 James II of England - British Royalty
James II of England and VII of Scotland (14 October 1633–16 September 1701) became King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 6 February 1685.
James II was the last monarch of Scotland to use the title King of Scots, which had been in use since the first monarch of a united Scotland, Kenneth I of Scotland in 843; his successors, Mary II, William III and Anne I used the style "of Scotland" rather than "of Scots".
Charles II was recognised by the Parliaments of Scotland and Ireland, and was crowned at Scone, in Scotland, in 1651.
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 James II and VII
Because of James' conversion to the Catholic faith, three attempts were made in Parliament to exclude him from the succession to the throne; none of these was successful.
James died September 16, 1701, at the Château of St. Germain-en-Laye, when he was succeeded in all his British rights by his son James.
James' body remained in the Church of the English Benedictines, waiting translation to Westminster Abbey, until the French Revolution when it were desecrated by the mob and lost.
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 BBC - History - James II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1633 - 1701)
James was born in 1633, third son to Charles I and Henrietta Maria.
James did not share this disposition and he maintained a stubborn adherence to the Roman Catholic faith.
When, in 1688, Mary of Modena gave birth to a male heir, James Francis Edward (the Old Pretender), Parliament was provoked; this event scuppered their plans for James' Protestant daughter Mary to take the throne.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/james_ii_king.shtml   (435 words)

  
 Search Results for "Charles II of England"
...of, (mon´mth) (KEY), 1649-85, pretender to the English throne; illegitimate son of Charles II of England by Lucy Walter.
...Richmond and Lennox, Frances Teresa Stuart, duchess of, 1647-1702, mistress of Charles II of England.
...An actress, and one of the courtesans of Charles II.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - James I.
James I & VI, the son of that ill matched pair, Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, was born at Edinburgh Castle after a difficult and protracted labour on 19th June 1566.
James contracted a marriage with Anne of Denmark, the tall, fair haired daughter of Frederick II, in 1589, the marriage was carried out by proxy at Kronberg Castle in Oslo, Norway.
James' eldest son, the handsome and athletic Prince Henry was popular in England, but unfortunately died before his father in 1612 at the age of eighteen.
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  James II (of England)
In 1660 James married Anne Hyde (1637–1671; mother of Mary II and Anne) and in 1673 Mary of Modena (mother of James Edward Stuart).
James fled to France, then led an uprising in Ireland in 1689, but after defeat at the Battle of the Boyne (1690) remained in exile in France.
James had no male heir by his marriage to Anne Hyde, but in June 1688 Mary of Modena gave birth to a son.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0020037.html   (539 words)

  
  James II, England (Royals)
James II James II belonged to the House of Stuart.
James was the second son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria.
On the death of Charles II in 1685, James became king.
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  James II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James II of England and VII of Scotland (14 October 1633–16 September 1701) became King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 6 February 1685.
James II was the last monarch of Scotland to use the title King of Scots, which had been in use since the first monarch of a united Scotland, Kenneth I of Scotland in 843; his successors Mary II, William III and Anne used the style "of Scotland" rather than "of Scots".
Charles II was recognised by the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of Ireland, and was crowned King of Scots at Scone, in Scotland, in 1651.
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 Mary II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary II Stuart van Orange-Nassau (30 April 1662–28 December 1694) reigned as Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 until her death, and as Queen of Scotland (as Mary II of Scotland) from 11 April 1689 until her death.
Mary, born in London, was the eldest daughter of James, Duke of York (the future James II of England) and of his first wife, the Lady Anne Hyde.
Upon her death, baroque composer Henry Purcell of England was commissioned to write her funeral music, titled Music on the Death of Queen Mary.
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James II of England (VII of Scotland; 14 October 1633 16 September 1701) became King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685, and Duke of Normandy on 31 December 1660.
James, the second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France, was born at St.
Charles II was recognised by the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of Ireland, and was crowned King of Scots at Scone, in Scotland, in 1651.
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 Charles II of England
Charles II (May 29, 1630 - February 6, 1685) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland (proclaimed by monarchists January 30, 1649; assumed throne at the restoration May 29, 1660 - February 6, 1685).
He was declared King by the Parliament on May 8, 1660 although he didn't reache England until May 23, 1660 and London until May 29, 1660 which is concidered the day of his restoration to the throne.
He was succeeded by his younger brother as James II of England and James VII of Scotland.
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 James II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James VII and II (14 October 1633–16 September 1701) became King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 6 February 1685.
Charles II was recognised by the Parliaments of Scotland and Ireland, and was crowned at Scone, in Scotland, in 1651.
James granted three Londoners and Virginia Catholic George Brent rights of religious freedom for the settlement of French Huguenots on the 30,000 acre Brenttown (Brenton) tract in old Prince William County, Virginia in 1687.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
James II was born in 1633, the third son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria.
James was deposed in 1688, and died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1701.
James, haunted by recollections of Richard II and Henry IV, chose to flee London rather than be captured.
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 James II of England - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about James II of England   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1660 James married Anne Hyde (1637–1671; mother of Mary II and Anne) and in 1673 Mary of Modena (mother of James Edward Stuart).
James fled to France, then led an uprising in Ireland in 1689, but after defeat at the Battle of the Boyne (1690) remained in exile in France.
James II of England and VII of Scotland
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